Cheesecake Recipes

Florida Bay Snickers Cheesecake
Serving Size: 12

1 9" unbaked pie shell
1 1/2 pound cream cheese -- cubed
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs -- divided
6 snickers bars -- regular size
2 ounce caramels
1 tablespoon whipping cream
2 ounce semisweet chocolate morsels
3 tablespoon whipping cream
peanuts -- chopped for garnish

Cooking Directions:

Using a 9" pie shell, remove fluted rim (reserve for another use) and
place pie shell in bottom of 9" springform pan. Bake in 350 F oven until
golden brown. Allow pan to cool, grease sides of pan; set aside. In a
mixing bowl, place cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and 1 egg. With flat
beater, mix until smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula and add 2
eggs. Mix until smooth and completely blended. Cut each Snickers candy
bars length-wise once, then cut crosswise into 14 to 16 pieces. Fold
Snickers chunks into cream cheese batter with rubber spatula. Pour batter
into prepared crust in spring-form pan. Bake in 275 F oven for 2 hours.
cool completely in refrigerator. Remove from springform pan and place on
service plate. Melt caramels with 1 Tb whipping cream in microwave oven.
Remove from microwave and blend completely with whisk. Spread caramel on
top of cheesecake to within 1" of edge. Melt semisweet chocolate morsels
with 3 Tb of whipping cream in microwave oven for 30 seconds on high
setting. Remove fr om microwave, blend completely with whisk. Spread on
top of cheesecake over caramel to 1/2" of edge. Sprinkle top of cheesecake
with chopped peanuts.

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